2006 HILARY ABRAMSON — Hilary Abramson completed her project on the lack of interpreters in medical facilities – a right mandated by federal law – available to assist non-English-speaking patients. “The two out of five Los Angeles residents who speak Spanish at home would find it easier to buy a can of paint at Lowe’s than explain to a public hospital emergency room doctor where it hurts.” Her article was distributed by New America Media and published in the Sacramento Bee and elsewhere.